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Under Paris Skies festival is dedicated to 300th anniversary of Russian-French diplomatic relations
Russian culture festival dedicated to 300th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and France opened on November 27, the Russian Witness reports.
Theatre actors from Russia are taking part in the festival. Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre brought the staging titled Unknown Siberia: Under Paris Skies. They will also act fragments from The Swan Lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky which turned into a visit card of the Russian ballet.
Besides, fragments from Tsar-Fish after Viktor Astafyev’s book will be shown. This performance is staged only in this Siberian city, where the well-known writer had been living for many years. Other concerts of favorite music by Viktor Astafyev, quotations from his books, Russian romances and opera compositions are planned at the festival.
Multimedia exhibition dedicated to Siberia will be opened at the festival. Visitors will watch a movie about representatives of Russian culture from Siberia: Viktor Astafyev and artist Vasily Surikov.
Multimedia projects Saint Petersburg – Cultural Capital: world travel award, Russian ballet: 200th anniversary of Russian ballet history will be presented to the guests of the festival. The audience will get acquainted with paintings by artist from Saint Petersburg Dasha Fursya and author’s movie about Russian ballet stars by French film director Marline Lonesko.
Cooperation development and cultural exchanges between Russia and France will be a central topic of the meeting between French figures of culture and Russian expats living in the country.
The festival agenda will end up with Commemoration Day. Guests will arrive at Sainte Genevieve des Bois to lay flowers to the graves of well-known compatriots buried there.